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What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag? Be Prepared Before You Go Into Labour

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What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag? Be Prepared Before You Go Into Labour

You’re nearing your due date and everyone keeps asking if you have your bag packed – the traditional “hospital bag” reminds me of the bag that Mary Poppins had where she kept pulling an endless supply of things out – it seemed to contain everything bar the kitchen sink!  However life is not quite as magical as Mary Poppins & you or your other half will have to carry this hospital bag, not to mention the Midwife when she’s trying to push you in a wheelchair to the ward whilst juggling your medical notes too! So it’s better to pack light just for a brief...

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HOSPITAL BAG HACKS - By Blogger Holly Gilbert

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HOSPITAL BAG HACKS - By Blogger Holly Gilbert

  Everyone tells you to have your hospital bag ready and prepared early into the 3rd trimester… BUT have you considered how it can be your secret weapon to a calm, comfortable and empowered birth experience? Holly, a Hypnobirthing aficionado, teacher, feminist and mother to 1, spills her hospital bag secrets: You have done all of your antenatal, the birth plans are written and perhaps your Hypnobirthing practice is in full swing and it is time to consider packing your hospital bag. Whether you are planning on giving birth at home, or in a birth centre or hospital the power...

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Caesarean Awareness Month

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Caesarean Awareness Month

Let’s talk Caesarean Section!    April is “Caesarean Section Awareness Month” in which focus is given to this procedure in light of the rising rates of babies born this way. The message is not to frown upon this way of giving birth because actually it is not the easy way out as some people think; instead it’s about spreading the understanding of the pros and cons so that you can make an informed decision if the time comes. Added to this is the message that just because you have one baby by Caesarean section doesn’t necessarily mean than any subsequent babies have to...

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Natural Pain Relief Options For Labour by Alayna Spratley

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Natural Pain Relief Options For Labour by Alayna Spratley

  Are you are looking to have an unmedicated birth experience? Or perhaps your birth plan includes getting that epidural as soon as you get to hospital? No matter what your ideal birth looks like, the majority of women will benefit from some great natural pain relief options and techniques to help them get through labour and birth! Labour is so aptly named, as it is the purposeful hard work you engage in on the final journey to meet your baby! During labour and birth your body goes through incredible physical, emotional, and hormonal changes. This transformation is often accompanied...

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How can you prepare yourself? Check out our four top tips!

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How can you prepare yourself? Check out our four top tips!

As well as packing a hospital bag, writing a Birthing Plan and buying everything you think you need for your new arrival there are four main things you need to focus on with your own body that will help to prepare you for the “Big Day”. Here are the Top Four Things You Can Do To Prepare Yourself For Labour 1. Pelvic Floor ExercisesAs women, we should be doing pelvic floor exercises on a regular basis, and in pregnancy, this is even more important. Strong pelvic floor muscles are invaluable at this time as they allow you to carry the...

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